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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:52 PM
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21. Um, the Lone Ranger was a fictitious character
The people who created him probably were racists but he didn't actually exist. Ergo, not a racist.

LR: "Tonto, we're surrounded by hostile Indians. We're gonna die"

T: "What you mean we, white man."
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  -Was the Lone Ranger a Racist? TWiley  Mar-18-09 05:41 PM   #0 
  - I can only imagine what kimosabe meant.  MrPerson   Mar-18-09 05:43 PM   #1 
  - LMAO ,,,,, I will have to look that one up  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:44 PM   #3 
  - qui no sabe - Spanish for "clueless."  wyldwolf   Mar-18-09 05:48 PM   #11 
  - I guess Kimosabe typically means "Faithful Friend" in some Native American Languages  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:47 PM   #8 
  - kemosabe - Que no sabe (he who knows nothing) n/t  Xipe Totec   Mar-18-09 05:49 PM   #15 
     - Now that is interesting.  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:55 PM   #24 
  - Gary Larson figured it out years ago...  3waygeek   Mar-18-09 06:00 PM   #27 
  - I caught that too when I took Spanish 101  sasquatch   Mar-18-09 05:44 PM   #2 
  - I think kemosabe means chickenshit n/t  Xipe Totec   Mar-18-09 05:44 PM   #4 
  - I thought it meant "my ride in Hollywood".  EFerrari   Mar-18-09 05:47 PM   #9 
  - Maybe kimosabe means.... one who ducks thrown guns on horseback  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:48 PM   #10 
  - I thought the name "Tonto" was made up to be like "Squanto"  Dogmudgeon   Mar-18-09 05:45 PM   #5 
  - Tonto does mean stupid. n/t  EFerrari   Mar-18-09 05:46 PM   #7 
  - I think you are probably right -  tbyg52   Mar-18-09 05:51 PM   #17 
  - Of couse he was. And he fit in perfectly with what the rest of pop culture at the time.  EFerrari   Mar-18-09 05:46 PM   #6 
  - I like Fred Astaire ...  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:50 PM   #16 
  - Wasn't the whole character a dumb, racist stereotype?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-18-09 05:49 PM   #12 
  - I think it was .... but I thought it was normal at the time.  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:52 PM   #19 
  - Yeah, well, so was racism.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-18-09 05:52 PM   #20 
     - Yes, that is the insideous power of racism  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:57 PM   #25 
  - He was definitely  customerserviceguy   Mar-18-09 06:15 PM   #34 
  - In spanish (they dub tv programs in other countries)  lunatica   Mar-18-09 05:49 PM   #13 
  - Was Amos and Andy racist?  Stinky The Clown   Mar-18-09 05:49 PM   #14 
  - Why Amos and Andy?  TWiley   Mar-18-09 05:51 PM   #18 
     - Pop culture contemporaries  Stinky The Clown   Mar-18-09 06:13 PM   #32 
  - Um, the Lone Ranger was a fictitious character  tularetom   Mar-18-09 05:52 PM   #21 
  - I thought it was supposed to mean "scout"  nxylas   Mar-18-09 05:53 PM   #22 
  - and one day Tonto said  onethatcares   Mar-18-09 05:53 PM   #23 
  - The Straight Dope  Dogmudgeon   Mar-18-09 05:59 PM   #26 
  - That was interesing reading .... thanks.  TWiley   Mar-18-09 06:07 PM   #30 
  - On the radio, the Lone Ranger and Tonto both rode on Silver. Together.  TahitiNut   Mar-18-09 06:03 PM   #28 
  - LOL!!!! I'd love to see a remake with the horse-sharing. nt  valerief   Mar-18-09 06:13 PM   #33 
     - I'm an 'expert' on them ... listened religiously on my little radio as a kid in the 40s.  TahitiNut   Mar-18-09 06:24 PM   #35 
        - I was a kid in the 50s and remember the teevee show. I didn't like that much  valerief   Mar-18-09 06:56 PM   #38 
  - Well at least they had a Native American in the role of Tonto  RamboLiberal   Mar-18-09 06:06 PM   #29 
  - It seems like a pretty covert way to be a racist  petronius   Mar-18-09 06:11 PM   #31 
  - I think sometimes DU'ers see a conspiracy in everything  RamboLiberal   Mar-18-09 06:24 PM   #36 
  - You didn't know that? Heh.  BlooInBloo   Mar-18-09 06:27 PM   #37 
 

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